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What are the odds?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Hydrant, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. Hydrant

    Hydrant Well-Known Member

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    So I was having my eggs this morning...I cracked two of them open and got this...

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    There were two yokes in both eggs...What do you think the odds are of that happening? Or is this just a regular occurance/practice among chicken farmers...:confused:
     
  2. owachi13

    owachi13 Well-Known Member

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    It is a pretty regular thing. I think that some places actually sell "double-yolked eggs" just like single yolks. Growing up, we used to raise all sorts of animals, including chickens, and getting double-yolks from our birds was a really normal thing, like probably close to 50% of the eggs. I think where it gets rare is finding two in a batch of "single yolk" eggs, because normally they separate those out I believe. I am not 100% on that though....
     
  3. badgolfer

    badgolfer Well-Known Member

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    I have only seen that a couple times. I dont know what the odds are but consider yourself a lucky man.
     
  4. FionaMaeve

    FionaMaeve Well-Known Member

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    I've never gotten a double yolk egg before. That's pretty cool. :)
     
  5. The_Tic

    The_Tic Well-Known Member

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    Ive had one.

    Ive eaten about 1billion eggs
    I would say the odd are 1,000,000,000 to 1 :lol:
     
  6. doordude42

    doordude42 Senior Member

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    I get them all the time with jumbo eggs.
     
  7. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of this...seems weird. I guess it's like twins lol.
     
  8. wh0rume

    wh0rume Senior Member

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    i usually get 1 double yolk with every 75 eggs.
    i buy jumbo eggs, so i think the odds are better.
     
  9. The_Tic

    The_Tic Well-Known Member

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    HA

    Jumbo doordude needs Jumbo eggs! :claplow: :moon:
     
  10. wh0rume

    wh0rume Senior Member

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    :blank:
     
  11. vatechguy

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    They're precisely twins - which in the avian world typically means they'd never make it out of the shell as a viable chick anyway.

    I toss all my yolks anyway - finding one of these would just piss me off cause it'd be more work.... :lol:

    Although I've been going through the 7 dozen packs of Large eggs from Costco since the new year and haven't come across one yet. DD's probably right - jumbo eggs probably more likely. :tu:
     
  12. The_Tic

    The_Tic Well-Known Member

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    Your blank smiley matchs your avatar......:whistle:
     
  13. ekomomai

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    It could just depend on where your eggs are from. At home we bought eggs for some time from the butcher and with them the chances where extremely high for them to be doubles. I was told it has to do with each individual chicken farm and how they are raised etc. I could be wrong but sounds alright to me. Take care.
     
  14. Andrew

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    What do you mean? What types of differences on the farms? Why would different farms have more "twins"?
     
  15. Hydrant

    Hydrant Well-Known Member

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    These were not jumbo by any means, I think they were QFC brand AA eggs. Nothing special. Maybe I will crack one open and find the face of mother mary then I can sell it on ebay....
     
  16. ToddB

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    Ahhhhh, Those are some of those Hanford "Grown in Washington" eggs. :lol:
     
  17. owachi13

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    I think it has a lot to do with genetics and possibly even diet. Like I said earlier, we got double yolks with about 50% of the eggs from the chickens we raised growing up. If you have a hen that has genetic make up to produce more double yolks, then when that hen has chicks, there is a greater likelihood that the offspring will produce double yolks...so if one farm has a couple of chickens that produce double yolks, over time if those chickens continue to have offspring then your likelihood of getting double yolks from that "farm" will go up. Also, I don't know if this makes any difference, but our chickens that we raised were open-range, meaning they ate insects and worms and things like that on top of the corn, and feed, and vegetables that we put out for them. I know of several other people who raise their chickens this way, and every time I get a batch of eggs from them there are double yolks. I don't know if the nutritional aspect has a bearing on this, but I suppose it could...never thought I would spend this much time talking about chickens......:lol:
     
  18. Hydrant

    Hydrant Well-Known Member

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    Why not?! They make eggs and they have great tasting breasts!
     
  19. rsilvestri

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    I think you should play the lottery.
     
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    My first thought would be "Now what do I do - there's no listing for double yolk eggs in my nutrition log!"
     

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